The Threepenny Opera - Act 3, Scene 7 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scene 7 Summary

The narrator introduces the following scene, telling us that Peachum plans to disrupt the coronation by staging a demonstration of human misery. In Peachum's shop, his staff of beggars appears as Peachum and Mrs. Peachum tell them to start making placards to carry on their march. Jenny and the other prostitutes appear, asking for the money promised them by Mrs. Peachum at the end of Act 2, Scene 2. Mrs. Peachum tells them they should be ashamed of themselves and that they won't be getting any money, referring to thirty pieces of silver. This is a reference to the fee paid to Judas for betraying Christ to the Romans. Mrs. Peachum explains that Macheath has escaped custody and that no reward has been issued. Just as she and Jenny are about to get into an argument, Peachum comes in and asks whether Macheath is in jail or...

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